2023 session outcomes: Legalization of recreational marijuana
Legalization of recreational marijuana: Marijuana is now legal for adult recreational use. This means that cannabis is now considered a “lawful consumable product” in the state. The new law established a new Office of Cannabis Management, created an expungement process for maijuana-related offenses, established regulations and licensing structures for the new industry and provided guidelines for workplaces and employee cannabis use. The new law provides restrictions and guidelines and parameters for testing employees and job applicants for cannabis use. This bill takes effect August 1, 2023.
WATCH: 2023 Statewide Policy Tour discussion on the legalization of marijuana
During the 2023 legislative session, policymakers legalized the recreational adult use of marijuana. The legalization date of August 1 is quickly approaching and it’s important for employers to be prepared for the potential impact on the workplace. To help prepare your business and your workforce, the Minnesota Chamber hosted with David James, a labor and employment attorney from Nilan Johnson Lewis. Get your questions answered on how to best prepare your workplace for this fast-approaching law change.
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